Irvin Yalom_photoIrvin Yalom, professor emeritus of psychiatry at Stanford University, is an acclaimed psychotherapist and author. His book, The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy, is the seminal text for training therapists. He has also written Existential Psychotherapy, Inpatient Group Psychotherapy, and The Gift of Therapy (a pithy guidebook for successful therapy). His other works include therapy tales, Love’s Executioner and Momma and the Meaning of Life, and teaching novels, When Nietzsche Wept and Lying on the Couch. His most recent novel, The Schopenhauer Cure, is a captivating account of group psychotherapy.